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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died of wounds (DOW) in France.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.


1st Battalion War Diary 

16th November 1914 – Marched to WESTOUTRE where we went into billets for the night. Lt. DARE joined the Batt. with 30 men.


7001 Private JOSEPH STANSFIELD. He was born and enlisted in Preston and was the son of Catherine Stansfield of 4 Nile Street, Preston (later moved to 9 Mount Pleasant West, off Corporation Street). He originally joined the Loyal North Lancs in December 1902, and before that had served with the Militia. Pre-war he served with the 1st Battalion in 1902-3 until being posted into the 2nd Battalion. He served in Gibraltar and South Africa (1904). He was tried by Court Martial in October 1905 and spent 56 days in prison. He embarked for France with the 1st Battalion on 12th August 1914 and was present and under fire at Mons. Joseph died at 06:55 am on 16/11/1914 at Bolounge from bullet wounds to his left leg.

Rank: Private
Service No: 7001
Date of Death: 16/11/1914 (DOW)
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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Regulars
1st Battalion: 324 – Worst day: 14/09/1914 (85)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

Territorials
1/4th Battalion: 2
1/5th Battalion: 3

New Armies
7th Battalion: 1
10th Battalion: 1

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 2
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1


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